Whitby Pavilion

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Built in 1878 the theatre is well equipped with up-to-date sound and lighting facilities, yet retains the wonderful atmosphere of its Victorian origins. Having undergone refurbishment the stalls are now removable, providing space for a dance hall, thus enabling the theatre to be used as it was in the 1940's.

The theatre is a traditional proscenium arch with seating for up to 380, this accommodation is made up of 236 seats in the stalls, (of which four are wheelchair access spaces), while the remainder of the seating comprises the tiered circle.

The intimate and cosy bar area has extensive sea views and makes a perfect meeting place before a show and is always popular afterwards.

The theatre is home to a wide and varied mix of entertainment including plays; traditional drama, pantomimes, musicals and comedy. Concerts, tribute shows, music hall and variety shows ensure that audiences of all ages will find something they enjoy. The venue itself is popular with touring companies and performers who enjoy visiting here.

Digital Cinema 

Thanks to funding from the UK Film Council & Screen Yorkshire Whitby's residents & holiday makers now have regular access to a modern digital cinema experience.
The cinema, Cine Yorkshire's first digital host venue, has been a smash hit with local and visitor audiences.

With the most up to date technology now available to us, we are now screening some of the biggest new blockbusters and also some great cinematic classics.

The Northern Lights Suite -
This light and airy room has spectacular sea views, one of the finest dance floors in the region and an integral bar. With its own stage, sound and lighting system and access to modern dressing room facilities, this is Whitby's largest function venue accommodating up to a thousand people for entertainment events. Regular weekly events run throughout the year including Ballroom and Sequence Dancing, Classical Music, Brass Band and Choir concerts and children's theatre workshops. Entertainments are provided by the Pavilion and also outside promoters who hire the venue.

The flexibility of this room is endless. With the use of different seating styles and table layouts a formal dinner can be set for 400 people, a concert for 700 people and an informal concert with a dance floor and cabaret style seating for a maximum of 600 people. Minimal seating enables the capacity of 1000 people to be reached for large entertainments events. Alternative layouts are also used for exhibitions and trade fairs, dance festivals and children's events.

The catering facilities available alongside the Northern Lights suite offer menus suitable for, conferences and meetings, wedding receptions and dinner functions, evening buffets and hot food for late night events. Recently licensed for civil ceremonies you can now marry and hold your wedding breakfast and evening reception all under one roof, with stunning sea views for the backdrop, the Northern Lights suite is the perfect wedding venue.

Exhibition Hall 

Complementing the two main areas, the Pavilion Theatre and the Northern Lights suite; the versatility of the Pavilion is further enhanced through the undercroft area. An adaptable space that is situated directly below the Northern Lights suite it has its own self contained access and is also accessible from the main complex. With a capacity of 360 people the undercroft can be used in conjunction with other parts of the complex or in its own right for sports activities, craft fairs, exhibitions or anything else you can think of, and with its sports flooring is the ideal place for children's parties.

Regular mid-week events run throughout the year including Fit Tots and Art Tots; parent and toddler groups run by InterActive, and also the Whitby Whalers University of the Third Age hold fitness classes weekly in term time.

Pavilion Café 

The glass atrium at the Pavilion, which houses the permanent café area, has stunning panoramic sea views from Sandsend Nab through due North to Whitby's east and west piers.

Tickets are available via their website and by calling 01947 824768 (Mon – Fri 10am-4pm)

You can also now request a callback by emailing hello@whitbypavilion.co.uk if you would like to book tickets.  Someone from the Whitby Pavilion box office will then call you back within a 24 hr period to book your tickets over the phone.

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Guide Prices

Prices vary dependant on event.


Saturday, 25th September 2021 - Saturday, 25th September 2021

Hello Again - A Tribute to Neil DiamondHello Again - A Tribute to Neil DiamondThe World's Greatest Celebration of The Life & Work of NEIL DIAMOND…
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Saturday, 2nd October 2021 - Saturday, 2nd October 2021

Roy Chubby Brown *New Date*Roy Chubby Brown *New Date*This is a rescheduled show from October 2020. Original Tickets Remain Valid and will be automatically transferred to the new date.  The legendary Chubby Brown may not be everyone’s cup of tea but a lot of people like tea!
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Saturday, 2nd October 2021 - Sunday, 3rd October 2021

The October Seaside Vintage FairThe October Seaside Vintage FairThe Seaside Vintage Fair will be back with a vengeance in October 2021!
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Saturday, 9th October 2021 - Saturday, 9th October 2021

Whitby Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival *New Date*Whitby Blues, Rhythm & Rock FestivalThe rearranged Whitby Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival will now take place on Saturday 9 October 2021 (2pm-10pm). All original tickets remain valid. 
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Thursday, 14th October 2021 - Saturday, 16th October 2021

The Vicar of Dibley *New Date*The Vicar of Dibley *New Date*This is a rescheduled show from Thursday 24th-26th September 2020. Original Tickets for this date remain valid for the performance on 14th-16th October 2021. When the ancient Vicar of Dibley dies suddenly, the parishioners are surprised to find that the Bishop has appointed a woman in his place.
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Friday, 22nd October 2021 - Sunday, 24th October 2021

Musicport Festival 2021Musicport FestivalLocal, national and international artists will perform across five indoor stages. Music, Workshops, Films, Cookery, Festival Bazaar, Children's Activities and more!
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Friday, 29th October 2021 - Sunday, 31st October 2021

*New Date* Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival: October 2021Tomorrow's Ghosts FestivalThe rearranged Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival is scheduled to take place over the weekend of: 29th–31st October 2021.
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Sunday, 31st October 2021 - Sunday, 31st October 2021

Tina Turner tributeThe Tina Turner Experience *New Date*This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers.
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Friday, 19th November 2021 - Friday, 19th November 2021

Bootleg BlondieBootleg BlondieBOOTLEG BLONDIE is the world’s No. 1 official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band
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Sunday, 21st November 2021 - Sunday, 21st November 2021

Circus of Horrors posterCircus of HorrorsThe new Circus of Horrors show will be an immersive celebration of it's astounding 25 years.
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Sunday, 21st November 2021 - Sunday, 21st November 2021

Comic con whitby unleashed whitby pavilionWhitby Unleashed: The Comic-Con by the SeaAn abundance of traders flock to Whitby pavilion to sell amazing Comics, Graphic Novels, Books, T-Shirts, Toys, Collectables, Art, Jewellery, Props, Autographs, Gaming, Funko Pops, Action Figures and so much more.
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Friday, 10th December 2021 - Friday, 10th December 2021

Empty red seats in a theatreAladdin
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Saturday, 11th December 2021 - Sunday, 12th December 2021

AladdinAladdinDust off your flying carpet and take a trip to Twankey’s Laundry at The Whitby Pavilion.
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Saturday, 29th January 2022 - Saturday, 29th January 2022

The Doctor Will See You Now | (Doctor and the Medics)The Doctor Will See You Now | (Doctor and the Medics)The Doctor Will See You Now-Life as a one hit wonder!
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Saturday, 19th February 2022 - Saturday, 19th February 2022

Thank ABBA For The MusicGrab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves.
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Friday, 11th March 2022 - Friday, 11th March 2022

Sleeping with Beauty: The Adult PantoSleeping with Beauty: The Adult PantoSleeping with Beauty: The Adult Panto We are delighted to have LCM Management back to present Sleeping with Beauty. Suitable for 16+
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Friday, 1st April 2022 - Friday, 1st April 2022

Rock Band Focus Focus - plus Special GuestThis iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!
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Friday, 29th April 2022 - Friday, 29th April 2022

The SkidsThe SkidsThe influential Dunfermline art punk rockers have been in the game over 40 years now.
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Saturday, 30th April 2022 - Saturday, 30th April 2022

Clearwater Creedence Revival (+ Support from The Songs of James Taylor)Clearwater Creedence Revival (+ Support from The Songs of James Taylor)Live in Concert- Clearwater Creedence Revival-the finest tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival.
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Friday, 13th May 2022 - Sunday, 15th May 2022

American Line & Western Dance WeekendAmerican Line & Western Dance Weekend 2022Whitby’s 23rd American Line & Western Dance Weekend will take place across the weekend of 14-16 May 2021 at Whitby Pavilion. 
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Friday, 3rd June 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Whitby 60s Weekend June 2022 LargeWhitby 60s FestivalWhitby 60s Weekends will be back in 2021!
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Saturday, 11th June 2022 - Saturday, 11th June 2022

The Real ThingThe Real Thing - The Greatest Hits TourMulti-million selling soul band The Real Thing are ready to give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life with an extensive UK tour.
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Saturday, 25th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

Whitby Pavilion  Whitby Art Fair Whitby Art Fair 20223 fine artists from most areas of the East Coast, who work in a wide range of media and styles, including painting, ceramics, art glass, photography and metal work.
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Saturday, 9th July 2022 - Saturday, 9th July 2022

Acoustic Mac and Acoustic EaglesAcoustic Mac and Acoustic Eagles2 brilliant Acoustic tributes in one night!
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Saturday, 20th August 2022 - Friday, 26th August 2022

Whitby Folk Week 2022Whitby Folk Week 2022Whitby Folk Week is a long-standing celebration of the traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles has taken on the trappings of a tradition in its own right.
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Friday, 9th September 2022 - Friday, 9th September 2022

Microphone in a microphone standWhitby Motown Weekender
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Saturday, 17th September 2022 - Saturday, 17th September 2022

Hello Again: The Story of Neil DiamondHello Again: The Story of Neil DiamondNeil Diamond tribute show. Expect to hear 'Sweet Caroline', 'Cracklin’ Rosie', 'Forever in Blue Jeans', 'Song Sung Blue', 'Hello Again', 'Love on the Rocks', 'America' and many more.
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Saturday, 15th October 2022 - Saturday, 15th October 2022

Roy Chubby BrownRoy Chubby Brown
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  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:From A1(M)/M1 jct 45 take A64 east (York ring road south). Follow A169 from Malton through Pickering over the moors to A171 jct. Turn right to Whitby and follow West Cliff signs. Other routes, A171 from Middlesbrough or from Scarborough.Access road to theatre descends from Cook Memorial at eastern end of West Cliff. Car parking (Pay and Display) on access road or West Cliff, or seafront (free). Public Transport DetailsBus - Access road to theatre from Cook Memorial may be reached via circular routes of town Tour Buses from many points of Whitby.Accessible by Public Transport: Whitby station is 0 miles away.

Whitby Pavilion


West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN
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Opening Times

* The vast majority of shows have been postponed or cancelled for 2021.
Please check the Pavilion's website for up to date information on current bookings and future dates.
Tickets are available via their website and by calling 01947 824768 (Mon – Fri 10am-4pm)

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